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The School of Law

An international reputation for teaching and research excellence

The School of Law is part of the world-ranked University of Reading, rated among the UK's most research intensive institutions and one of the UK's largest, best-known and most successful campus universities. We are ideally located in the thriving town of Reading, just 25 minutes by train from London, and at the heart of the employment-rich Thames Valley region.  

With attractive views of Whiteknights Lake and surrounded by parkland, the School of Law is situated in an architecturally significant grade 2 listed building on the University's main campus. Among the most satisfied law students in the UK, our students benefit from a dynamic and international learning environment, high quality teaching and courses supported by the latest research, state-of-the-art facilities, opportunites to gain practical real-world experience and our links with graduate employers. 

Our leading undergraduate degrees and postgraduate taught degrees are designed to prepare students to work in the legal profession, but with law graduates in high demand they also provide a route into many other areas. We also offer a wide range of leading postgraduate research opportunities.

Rankings for the School of Law

The School's reputation, our research and the quality of the experience enjoyed by our students are consistently recognised in the annual UK university league tables and other metrics.

Key statistics for Law at Reading:

    • 10th (of 67 University Law Schools) in the UK for research intensity by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 and Times Higher, and 25th (out of 67 University Law Schools) in the UK for research power, with 100% of our research adjudged to be world-leading or internationally excellent
    • 7th in England for employability by the 2017 Times Good University Guide
    • 90% score for satisfaction with course in 2016 Guardian University League Table


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An international law school

We welcome students from our Malaysian partner institutions, Taylors University and Brickfields College, to our undergraduate programme each year.


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